Withdrawal Management Services

Who are we?
The Grey Bruce Withdrawal Management Services (WMS) provide a safe place for men and women to withdraw from alcohol or other drugs.

Who can come to the WMS?
Anyone under the influence of, or in withdrawal from, alcohol or other drugs. A person may come on their own, or be referred by any service or person.

If a person arrives at WMS with other health concerns, they are referred for treatment to the Emergency Department of Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound Site.

What services do we offer?


Supportive Stabilization
Safe housing and support are provided for clients who are attending the Addiction Day Treatment Program or waiting for another program.


-  Morning Reflections is a short session to help start the day off with a positive thought related to  recovery

-  Introduction to Recovery is a daily group to help the client better understand addiction and the need to    change. 

-  All clients must agree to a treatment plan.

What is our goal?

Our goal is to help our clients:

- adjust to life without alcohol or other drugs

- make a decision to change their lifestyle

- become aware of problems that result from using alcohol and/or other drugs

- contact other sources of help

Is there a cost?
The WMS is a program of the Grey Bruce Health Services and is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Substance Abuse Bureau. Our services are offered free of charge.

Our beliefs

  • We believe that addiction affects people of any age, sex, race or background.
  • We believe that most people can withdraw without the use of drugs.
  • We believe that withdrawal is often the first step toward long lasting change.
  • We provide help and support to any resident wanting treatment.
  • Can we help you?
    If you would like to explore how we might be able to help you, please give us a call at  (519)376-5666      .

    Sponsoring Agency - Grey Bruce Health Services

    495 9th Avenue East, P,O, Box 846 Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5W9
    (519) 376-5666
    (519) 376-3664
    Contact Information
    495 9th Avenue East, P,O, Box 846 Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5W9
    Phone: (519) 376-5666
    Fax: (519) 376-3664
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